Wednesday, July 22, 2015

live in the Spirit

Today's readings: 2 Chron 6:12-8:10, Rom 7:14-8:8, Psalm 18:1-15, Prov 19:24-25

Paul talks today about two important things - living according to the Spirit of God, and living according to our sinful nature.

He makes it clear that you do one or the other. We can't overcome the sins that so easily drag us down if we aren't living with the Spirit of God in our lives.

But what does that mean? How do we receive the Spirit of God in our lives? Well, as with everything in our lives, we ask for it. We tell God that we want His spirit in our lives, and ask Him to send it into our hearts. This will produce the fruits of the Spirit - which are great things like love, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, and self control. Who wouldn't want those things?

If we haven't been baptized, then it might be time to do that. The Bible talks about the Spirit of God descending like a dove onto Jesus when He was baptized. And He promises us the gift of that same Holy Spirit in our lives. Something to think about.

But the main thing is to ask. Seek God's face, and He says He will be found. He wants you to walk with Him, and to become more loving, patient, kind, etc. That's His desire for you. Just ask.

God, please fill me with your Spirit, so I can walk away from the sins that drag me down.

1 comment:

julie reedy said...

As I continue to recuperate I find that without patience I have less of the other gifts also.......they are definitely all connected.